News, tips, advice, support for Windows, Office, PCs & more
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon

We're community supported and proud of it!

  • doriel

    Forum Replies Created

    Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 870 total)
    • Author
      Posts
    • in reply to: Backing up my computer #2346963
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      Restore points in Windows 10 are not reliable for me. I mean if you cuase some issue with your PC via settings or installing SW, it never repaired my issue. So thats why I do not believe in Windows restote points. Maybe backup/imaging works better, but I am not willing to waste my time.

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      in reply to: Surface Driver won’t Download #2346960
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      Afterwards, missing driver did not appear in the Windows Update History driver list, however, it was no longer listed in the wushowhide list of updates to be hidden. So, I guess I got it???

      You did manual update, so I think that is the reason why its not in update history. And now its not in wushowhide because your drivers are up to date.

      Driver update list also shows three drivers as installed today that were NOT in the driver package list. Yet another mystery in the Windows Update world!

      Unfortunatelly I have no surface device to try it on my own, but.. If it works, I would leave it that way.

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      in reply to: Try to fix one thing, break another #2346433
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thank you for your explanation.
      I also use WordPress to build sites and last time I managed to “demolish” my webpage by single change in “settings >> general” by editing URL.
      I managed to repair it via myPHPadmin, but it was crucial hour before I found it 🙂
      So I can uderstand that and I believe in admins of this site, that they will resolve this issue.
      I wish them luck of course, but I personally considered this webpage as perfect. Even more since Woody managed to do big update of the site back in 2019.

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      in reply to: Surface Driver won’t Download #2346430
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      Have you tried to download drivers manually from the website?

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/download-drivers-and-firmware-for-surface-09bb2e09-2a4b-cb69-0951-078a7739e120

      But if everything works properly, why would you install that in the first place? What is the problem? Maybe the driver is just not available anymore via Windows Update, maybe it was given away for some reason?
      There is too much going on on windows update, that is just not possible to keep in touch with single items I think.

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      in reply to: Office365 colors #2346423
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      I can replicate this issue on all our Office 365 click to run installations.
      Maybe I didnt stress out, that I set thick cell borders in the table.
      thick

      When cells have thick black borders, its unclear which single cell is selected.
      Office 2010 cleverly inverted the color, if there was not enough contrast. Office 365 cant.

      I work lot in Excel, so its big issue for me. Now I have to set different border colors in all my shets in order to recognize selected cell. mmmmmm..

      I thought someone could have an idea, nevermind.

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      Attachments:
      in reply to: Try to fix one thing, break another #2346420
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thats pity. I dont know if its by design or just coincidence, but sometimes it seems like Im “unsubscribed automatically” from certain forum topics, but still, most of them works. I think the site is OK the way it is.
      This havoc is what you get when you mess too much with your settings, I think.
      AskWoody is (was) complete service for users with giant knowledge database. What more do you want? People like it. Dont break it please! Pleeeaaaase!
      Can just one thing remain the same? Do we REALLY need to do this patching and repairing damages after patching on and on again?

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      3 users thanked author for this post.
      in reply to: Try to fix one thing, break another #2346417
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      As a test can you see it there?

      Yes, I can see debugger tool. Im using chrome 88.0, Vivaldi does the job too. Egde also displays the page. Iexplorer freezes, but after minute or so, it displays the green bug too.
      Hope this can help.

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      in reply to: Backing up my computer #2346278
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      Do as @Paul-T recommends. Make some non-invasive changes, then try to restore from today morning backup.

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      in reply to: Backing up my computer #2346263
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      Can I use an additional(s) External Hard drives to also aide as a backup to my internal Hard Drive?

      Yes, you can. I have few external HDDs sitting in my drawer with multiple backups. For example this SATA/USB box costs 10 USD and you can use old HDDs for backing up (see screenshot).

      Secondly, How do I create a bootable Flash Drive in case my Hard drive doesn’t boot up?

      It depends on which backup SW do you use. Some SW creates entry in Boot manager, then you get “recovery option” during the OS boot. For example, I use Acronis true image for backing up. It can create bootable USB DLC stick with lots of usefull tool, including restoring from backup file.
      Good way of creating bootable flash drives is Rufus. siply run the program, select ISO with operating system and it will create bootable media.

      Another thing to point out is, that you can ususally select device to boot from during the initila boot. On Dell, for example, press F12 repeatedly when your PC starts. Then you get list of possible options.

      Please do not hesitate to ask more questions. HTH.

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      Attachments:
      in reply to: Can you check your user name? #2346258
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      Checked, my profile name is not my email address.

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      in reply to: Can a swapfile be put on an SD card? #2346257
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      From my angle of view, SD card is just too slow for this task. Im not saying it cannot be done, but I would not do that.

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      in reply to: Try to fix one thing, break another #2346254
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      Mine are gone too.

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      in reply to: Try to fix one thing, break another #2346253
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      Everybody makes mistakes, the goal is learn from our own mistakes. But lot disapeared on Askwoody.. This is completely empty thread now for example. How ironic. Name of the thread is saying it all. What were you trying to achieve anyway?

      https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/when-the-patch-is-worse-than-the-attack/

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      in reply to: Try to fix one thing, break another #2346243
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      I mean even replies that I cant see now. I know its not solution, but at least sending emails works normally.

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      in reply to: Try to fix one thing, break another #2346239
      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      In the topics Im interested in, I can see posted replies in my mail inbox 😉

      Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

      HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

    Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 870 total)